In particular, every effort is made to support and empower students with additional learning needs.
Support is available for students newly arrived in Australia and for families who are more comfortable communicating in a language other than English.
For families experiencing financial difficulties, the information in this section outlines a range of opportunities for assistance.
1At the time of publication, the details in this section were correct. You should check the relevant website for current allowances and eligibility requirements.
If you have any concerns regarding payment of school fees or charges, you are encouraged to discuss these at any time with the principal of your child’s school. Where appropriate, you will be able to make alternative arrangements to pay the fees. It is not helpful to ignore notices of request for payment.
Interpreting and translating services
All schools are able to provide access to interpreting and translating services free of charge. Parents of students from non- English-speaking backgrounds may request schools to provide interpreters for parent–teacher interviews and information sessions. Schools are also able to use the service to translate school notices.
Some of our schools offer scholarships for prospective students and those already attending their schools. You may contact your child’s school for more information.
Your child’s school determines the uniform to be worn by all students. In addition, a sports uniform will usually be required. In some schools, parents can buy new or second-hand uniforms through a uniform shop. You may contact your child’s school for more information.
Textbooks, equipment and ICT
Some textbooks, stationery and equipment will be provided by the school and a charge levied to the parent. Each student will be given a list of textbooks and equipment required. Many schools assist parents to buy and sell second-hand books. You may contact your child’s school for more information.
Out of School Hours Care program (OSHC)
Some of our schools offer before- and after- school care and school holiday programs. You may contact your child’s school for more information.Parents using these services may also be able to access the Australian Government Child Care Benefit